Halloween, Fall & Thanksgiving

  1. Creative Halloween Treat Bags & Candy Ideas

    Whether you are prepping Halloween goodie bags for school-day treats or planning for a rush of monsters and princesses at your front door, you can easily pack enough candy or favor boxes with colorful sweet treats to keep everyone happy. Be sure to read to the bottom for a sneak-peek special announcement about our upcoming contest - You won't want to miss this one! Lime Green Sixlets and Purple Sticklettes can fill a Halloween treat bag with tons of flavor. Use them alone or mix them together for a great...
  2. Big Dot Favorites - Fall Party Decorations

    We have gathered our favorite ideas for fall party decorations into one fabulous list - just in time for you to start planning an impressive fall event. Which theme will you choose? How will you make your event YOU-niqe with these creative fall DIY party favors? Guess Whooooooo - Owl is perfect for celebrating fall parties.See the Theme > Festive Fall Favor Idea: Personalized DIY Mulled Cider Kits...Read More > Easy DIY Fall Baby Shower Candy Centerpiece...Read More > Little Pumpkin theme is perfect for celebrating a fall baby.See the...
  3. Essential Party Supply Checklist

    You started planning an amazing celebration weeks ago - but now it is hours before the event and panic is starting to settle in. It is a given that you will forget something along the way, so the Big Dot of Happiness Expert Experts have compiled this essential party supply checklist. Whether you are decorating, cooking or delegating, this list will keep you on track. Simply print this essential party checklist to help you gather the necessary items to take to your venue and be steps ahead of everyone else...
  4. Fall Party Ideas - DIY Fall Favor Bags

    Style your party favors to match this season’s gorgeous fall colors by making your own fall favor bags out of pretty craft paper and ribbon! I am constantly amazed at the variety of paper patterns and colors available in craft stores, and all of those options makes it easy to find just right pattern for your party (in fact, it might be hard to choose just one!). From bright reds, oranges and yellows to muted browns and greens, the fall color combinations are practically endless. Have fun selecting just the...
  5. Fall Party Recipe Idea: Candy Corn-Inspired Push Pops!

    From their vibrant yellow, orange and white stripes to their distinct cone shape, candy corn is a universal symbol of fall parties and Halloween treats. There are many ways to incorporate this sugary candy into fall party food and recipes, and one unique idea involves the use of trendy push pops! Easy to work with and fun to decorate, push pops can be filled with yellow, orange and white candy, mini muffins or, in this case, cheesecake mousse – yum! Simply layer colored mousse into push pop containers, top with...
  6. Lighter Fare at Thanksgiving

    My family is a traditional Midwestern Wisconsin family. Most of our meals include meat, potatoes and a vegetable. Our Thanksgiving meal is what you may find typical: turkey, potatoes, homemade gravy, cranberries, corn, and pumpkin bars. Although all of this food is absolutely delicious, about five years ago, my mom decided to offer a lighter salad with the meal. When she did this, she had no idea how it would become a family favorite or that this new salad would be the ‘go-to’ salad when someone in our family has...
  7. Good (Thanksgiving!) Cooking: Sweet Potato Casserole

    We are all familiar with the standard marshmallow-topped sweet potato concoction that makes an appearance on many Thanksgiving tables each year, right?  Well, let me assure you: this is not that. This is a sweet potato recipe that will move this beautifully orange, under-rated (healthy!) vegetable from the edge of your plate to the very center. I had the pleasure of tasting this dish for the first time last year when I was a Thanksgiving guest in my aunt’s home. I took one bite and fell hard—I proceeded to consume...
  8. Spook-tacular Halloween Ideas!

    Big Dot of Happiness is celebrating its spookiest season yet with our Halloween items. We’ve taken some of most popular favors, like candy bar wrappers and personalized candles, and now offer customization in themes like Little Pumpkin and Cutesy-Crawly. Looking for fun ways to celebrate the season with these themes? How about a pumpkin pie in lieu of a cake at the baby shower, or mini pumpkins and gourds to accompany the party favors at a birthday? You can also order these themes for customized address labels. My favorite trick...

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